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Display Name: kpbz
Member Since: 6/17/08

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nice home. i love the painting above the bed--can you share the artist?


Mark Ania's Warm Neatnik Style House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/2/10 05:12 PM

what is the paint color?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Reader's Room: Andrew's Two Chicago Built-In Units
10/1/08 09:09 AM

The bench looks like Norrebo, from IKEA.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Accepting A Messy Entryway
7/22/08 05:31 PM

Again, thank you for these great comments. They are very helpful. To answer one question that came up in the last few posts, this is the only "living" room in the house--the only room where we'll have couch(es) and comfy chairs. The comments about the additional flexibility of free-standing couches and chairs have helped me make one decision--we are not going to do the sectional. I am still trying to think through options 2 and 3. I like the idea of two couches, but it may make the room seem very small.

Also, based on some of the comments, I'm thinking more about two different couches altogether. We still like the Andre a lot, but are thinking about something like the Loring as the second couch.

Andre: http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product.do?method=get&id=497045&coll=92329597&cat=91552821
Loring: http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product.do?method=get&id=380161&coll=4197436&cat=91552821


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Sectional, Long Couch or 2 Couches?
7/13/08 06:35 PM

Wow--these are great comments. Thank you all so much. I'm going to tag on an additional question, which goes along with option 3.

A couple friends have voiced (in their kind ways) objections to different colored couches and suggested we get either two different couches altogether (different looks and different colors), or the same couch in the same color. I was thinking two of the same in different colors would still look streamlined, but with an added visual interest... Same color couches, or different?

[Not that I'm sold on option 3 yet].


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Sectional, Long Couch or 2 Couches?
7/11/08 07:54 PM

We don't have any thoughts yet for the corner near the TV--if we mount the TV on the wall and can minimize the extra electronics stuff, there might be room for a small chair.

dtla, I'm going to play around with the idea of the chairs facing the couch. One might fit on the left side of the TV, but the other would be to the right of the doorway.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Sectional, Long Couch or 2 Couches?
7/11/08 04:21 PM

Hey! Thanks for your comments! I am so excited to get feedback because I'm at a standstill. The window at the front of the house (right side of the pictures) is actually larger than it looks, and doesn't open at all--so the window shown at the top will be the only one we'll open.

Kate


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Sectional, Long Couch or 2 Couches?
7/11/08 02:31 PM

Last night I stained our antique tiger oak pedestal table a very dark stain--Ebony, by minwax (Actually, we spent several weeks sanding it and preparing it, which is the difficult part). The dark stain does NOT affect the visibility of the tiger stripes. They still appear lighter than the rest of the wood, and only absorb a portion of the stain. We did not like the traditional oak stain, and the table looks even more unique and beautiful now, with the dark dark stain and the sort of greyish tiger stripes (they would not be grey with a dark brown stain, they would be lighter brown). If you want it stained darker, and you can take the time to prepare the mantel, then go for it.


Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Is This Fireplace Worth Saving?
6/17/08 12:21 PM